Why I Hate Clean Language

I hate “Clean Language”! How can that possibly be? I’m the co-author of the bestselling book on the topic, I talk about it all the time, I use it all the time in pretty much every aspect of my work – in coaching, in helping groups to collaborate face-to-face and remotely, in podcast interviews and…

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Podcast Ep15 – Olaf Lewitz – How listening and sharing actually create business value

This is the fifteeth in a series of podcasts where Judy interviews people who have a track record of successful collaboration. This series is for anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of real-life collaboration, especially collaboration among creative, intelligent, free-thinking individuals who are geographically dispersed. The interviews go well beyond the obvious, as metaphor…

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Virtual Team? Here’s How To Change Their Thinking

How people use their bodies to respond to the space around them has a profound influence on the way they think. You probably already use this knowledge when you plan meetings. If you want focussed attention on detail, you choose a low-ceilinged, windowless meeting room and give them a spreadsheet print-out to pore over. If you want…

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The Real Essentials For Great Online Collaboration

What are the essential elements for great online collaboration? I’ve been working remotely for years – in journalism, distributed teams are nothing new. And I’ve worked with colleagues and clients all over the world, in a variety of business contexts. It’s pretty obvious that many of the essentials of great online collaboration are just the same…

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Managing Virtual Teams – Why Your Metaphor Matters

Whoever you work with, these days you probably don’t always work in the same place. Perhaps you never meet. What word do you use to describe that situation? Is yours a virtual team? A geographically-distributed team? Not at “team” at all, but it’s made up of remote workers? Are you part of a network? A…

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